Scientific research that illuminates how massage therapy works and what effects it has for pain relief and pelvic floor dysfunction.  Click on the link to read the full text.


Wurn BF.,Wurn LJ.,Patterson K.,King CR.,Scharf ES. (2011). Decreasing dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea in women with endometriosis via a manual physical therapy: results from two independent studies. Journal of Endometriosis, 3(4), 188-196.

Wurn, L. J., Wurn, B. F., Roscow, A. S., King, C. R., Scharf, E. S., & Shuster, J. J. (2004). Increasing Orgasm and Decreasing Dyspareunia by a Manual Physical Therapy Technique. Medscape General Medicine, 6(4), 47.

Valiani, M., Ghasemi, N., Bahadoran, P., & Heshmat, R. (2010). The effects of massage therapy on dysmenorrhea caused by endometriosis. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 15(4), 167–171.


L. Bellido-Fernández, J. J. Jiménez-Rejano, R. Chillón-Martínez, M. A. Gómez-Benítez, M. De-La-Casa-Almeida, and M. Rebollo-Salas. (2018)  Effectiveness of Massage Therapy and Abdominal Hypopressive Gymnastics in Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018.

Willard, F. H., Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M. D., Danneels, L., & Schleip, R. (2012). The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function and clinical considerations.  Journal of Anatomy, 221(6), 507–536.


Benjamin, B. (1995). Massage and Bodywork with Survivors of Abuse - Part 1. Massage Therapy Journal, 34(3)

Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Hart, S., Quintino, O., Drose, L. A., Field, T., . . . Schanberg, S. (1997). Effects of sexual abuse are lessened by massage therapy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 1(2), 65-69. doi:10.1016/s1360-8592(97)80002-2

Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Shoulder, Axilla, Rib Cage, November 2018
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Arm & Hand, July 2018
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Head & Neck with Craniosacral, March 2018
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Lower Leg & Foot, Thigh & Knee, July 2017
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®: Professional Care, June 2017
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Hips, Lower Back, and Abdomen, October 2016

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